As the health and wellness industry grows, more products, apps, supplements and diets continue to emerge for adults. But recently, these dieting tools have taken on a newer niche market — children. While some of these nutrition devices and digital innovations can help empower a balanced lifestyle (something I’m all in favor of, as a … Continue reading Parents, beware: How diet culture is harming our kids
Nothing is quite as refreshing as a cold, vibrantly colored smoothie, especially in the warmer months. In recent years, smoothies and smoothie bowls have gained massive popularity. Creations resembling unicorns, mermaids and even monsters have flooded social media feeds. You may have even dabbled in this smoothie “art” yourself. But here’s the problem — many … Continue reading What’s in your smoothie? 3 popular smoothie supplements
Did you know the average American spends approximately 70 minutes per day eating and drinking, and an additional 58 minutes completing food preparation and cleanup? With over two hours of your day devoted entirely to food, it could be worthwhile to focus on making the process easier — and perhaps add some time back into … Continue reading 5 reasons to reorganize your pantry today
Trying to go plant-based with your diet, but don’t want to give up fish? You’ve come to the right place. Enter the pescatarian diet (also called pesco-vegetarian), which is very similar to the popular Mediterranean diet. Pesce is the Italian word for fish. In addition to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, eggs and dairy products, … Continue reading Is the pescatarian diet right for you?
Honey. You can think of it as “meal prep” for bees. Just like you might meal prep for the week ahead, bees work tirelessly during the spring to prepare food for the winter months. One might say bees are quite the overachiever, as they typically produce two to three times the hive’s honey needs per … Continue reading The bittersweet truth about honey’s health benefits
If you took a peek inside the average American refrigerator, chances are you’d come across some type of milk. Milk has long been a staple in many households. For people with allergies to cow’s milk proteins, plant-based milks made from nuts, seeds or grains are a useful alternative. Let’s look at our options from a … Continue reading Udderly confused: Which “milk” is best?
As a primary care physician, I get asked at least twice each week what I think about the ketogenic diet — does it really work? The short answer is yes, it works for some. The long answer is more complicated. Keep in mind, if you have any medical problems, especially chronic kidney disease, diabetes, high … Continue reading How to know if the keto diet is right for you
You may have noticed that plant-based eating has become pretty popular these days, and for good reason. But why is a diet derived from plants good for your health? And is this lifestyle right for everyone? As a dietitian, I’m here to tell you seven reasons why going plant-based can improve your overall health and … Continue reading 7 reasons to go plant-based
Traveling can be stressful as you try to beat traffic, navigate to your destination, or wait in line at the TSA security checkpoint. However, eating while traveling does not have to be stressful or unhealthy if you stick to simple, healthy snack ideas. When preparing your own snacks, some can be hearty enough to serve … Continue reading 3 healthy travel snack ideas
Every day, Americans get almost half of their added sugar consumption from drinks. And although recent USDA surveys show that we are drinking less soda, consumption of mid-calorie drinks like tea or vitamin water is actually on the rise. Sweetened drinks can add many “empty calories” that give us few of the nutrients we need. … Continue reading Sugar sense: How to make smarter beverage choices